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December 1, 2011
Eurocopter’s EC145T2 takes to the skies with a BK117 during a recent customer demonstration of the helicopter variant from its facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. Eurocopter Eurocopter has received a large fleet order from a longtime operator, as DRF Luftrettung has agreed to purchase 25 EC145T2s. The...
December 1, 2011
Attendees at AMTC 2011 inspect the cabin of a Bell 429 belonging to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M. Other air medical transport aircraft on display included an AgustaWestland GrandNew, Eurocopter EC130 and MD902. Photos by Ernie Stephens Saint Louis, Mo. was the site of the Association of the Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) 31st annual Air Medical Transport Conference, which was...
December 1, 2011
While getting your rotorcraft ratings, the main focus is on the technical side of aviation. LTE, dissymmetry of lift and autorotations are examples of subjects/skills we work hard at mastering. We study hard to pass written and oral exams. After gaining our commercial certificate we then worry about how to get to some pre-determined amount of flight time or how to gain an ATP. One part of aviation...
December 1, 2011
It’s the life-saving medical helicopter that has been saving lives since 1985, and its team just received a great honor. The LIFE STAR program, owned and operated by Hartford Hospital, has...
December 1, 2011
EADS North America has handed over the initial UH-72A Lakota in the Security and Support (S&S) configuration to the Mississippi National Guard’s Company C, 1st of the 114th Security and Support Battalion. Entry into service follows the official rollout for the National Guard, Army and industry leadership in early November, further expanding the roles being played the Active Army and National...
December 1, 2011
Lider Taxi Aereo has signed a support-by-the-hour (SBH) contract with Turbomeca do Brasil for 52 Arriel 2 engines. The Brazilian offshore operator flies more than...
December 1, 2011
Bell Helicopter has obtained type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of...
December 1, 2011
The following quotes are taken from the official British government response made to the latest House of Commons Defence Committee findings and questions on how British forces are managed, prepared and used operationally. These comments are from the Fourth Report of Session 2010–12 on Operations in Afghanistan published July 17, 2011. The government’s response to this report was published Oct...
December 1, 2011
Handheld 406 Decoder Assisting with SAR Available from Techtest The 12-406-9 is a touchscreen handheld 406 decoder that receives and decodes COSPAS SARSAT distress or test messages. The need to detect and locate downed aircrew has always existed. Accurately pinpointing both aircraft and crew can sometimes necessitate a lengthy search scenario. The increased population of COSPAS /SARSAT (C/S) 406MHz beacons...
November 30, 2011
Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts and Rio Tinto Chief Executive, Energy, Doug Ritchie today announced a new $10 million commitment to community...
November 30, 2011
Bell Helicopter has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the 407GX. The...
November 30, 2011
UK Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, announced Monday that the government intends to procure a new search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service using civilian crews. Following the cancellation of...
November 28, 2011
Eurocopter has dispatched the first six EC145s out of a total order of 45 for the Kazakh Ministries of Defense and...
November 17, 2011
STAT MedEvac has placed an order with Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation for completions work on five Eurocopter variants—three...
November 16, 2011
This is a landmark year for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in that it is celebrating 70 years of conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations over land and sea around the UK (1941–2011). Disappointingly, it is also facing up to the potential end of its involvement in this activity. Although the Soteria Consortium (comprising CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and the Royal Bank of Scotland) had been selected at...
November 15, 2011
Eurocopter has received a large order from a longtime operator, as DRF Luftrettung has agreed to purchase 25 EC145T2s. The German air rescue organization plans to replace a fleet of BK117s...
November 11, 2011
Switzerland-based Aerolite has obtained FAA approval for its EMS-configured interior on the AgustaWestland AW139. The EMS interior is...
November 10, 2011
Enstrom Helicopter is shipping the second of 30 TH-480Bs to the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)...
November 7, 2011
American Eurocopter has delivered a fourth AS350B3 to the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) in Florida. The helicopter will be...
November 3, 2011
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in Conroe, Texas has received an MK-II ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) from Vanguard Defense...
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